Volunteer Service Abroad is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation that sends skilled New Zealanders on volunteering assignments to Asia, Africa and the Pacific to work alongside partner organisations that are creating positive change in their communities and countries.
We believe that we can make a difference in the world when volunteers, partner organisations and communities work together, sharing skills and knowledge. This approach, based on appropriate sustainable development leads to improved quality of life, and helps build self-determining communities and stable nations.
At any one time, VSA has around 100 volunteers in 12 countries in Africa, Asia and the Pacific. The scope of assignments, which are usually for two years, are many and varied.